Duke's Kauai

4.6
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Set on the sand of stunning Kalapaki Beach, Duke’s Kauai provides visitors and locals alike with an authentic Kauai experience complete with panoramic ocean views, island inspired cuisine including fresh fish, premium steaks and refreshing tropical cocktails. Here at the original Duke’s restaurant honoring the great Duke Kahanamoku, guests are surrounded by artwork highlighting Duke’s life as Hawaii’s most famous citizen and father of modern surfing as well as the genuine Aloha that is Duke’s legacy. Our Barefoot Bar offers a more casual menu serving both lunch and dinner. The Barefoot Bar does not accept reservations and is seated on a walk-in basis only.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
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4.6
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4.2
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BW
Montreal
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service by Miss Torrey!!!
Food was delish as usual - fish cooked perfectly
chef is gifted!!

N
Boise
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A nice romantic spot. Great view. Great salad bar. Worth the experience getting there since gps sent us thru resort instead of just down rice street No worry all fun on Kauai

OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view, great service, great food, fabulous drinks. The salad bar was full of fresh, delicious prepared salads, breads, along with the fixings for your own.

T
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Wish you could order a smaller size of the Hula pie.

A
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. We had all our suitcases because we were waiting to catch our flight, and the host allowed us to store them at the restaurant in a back room. The waitress was so kind, made many helpful suggestions and never made us feel rushed.
The ambiance is fantastic - very ”classy beach”, with a fantastic view of the bay, everything just gorgeous.
The food is delicious, the portions large, and you can add an endless salad bar onto your meal for $4 which is good deal, and the salad bar has a lot of options.
I’d recommend the Hula Pie for desert, it its HUGE so you’ll want to share!
Overall though, the service really sealed the deal for me. I was so impressed with how attentive and kind everyone was.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fish was amazing & so was the salad bar & View!!

LB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food I had while on the island. And the view cant be beat. We walked along the beach after our meal and it was the best ever....

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Annual Mahalo gathering. However, as a family we dine at Dukes several times during our two month (Devpc-Jan) visit. Fabulous restaurant, always enjoyable.

B
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very good not what I’d call the greatest but very good.

I
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We’ve been to Duke’s several times and have always had an enjoyable experience. This time, however, was a disappointment.
4 of us for dinner. Salad bar was good, not exceptional.
2 of us ordered fish, 2 ordered steak/chicken kabobs. Only 1 of the fish was even warm. Other 3 meals were COLD. One of the kabobs was ordered well done for the steak and came rare. Even after it was sent back, it was still too rare and still barely warm. How does that happen?
Our server was very nice.
Overall, view is fantastic, food was nothing special

DH
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Stopped by for lunch with a friend. Service was great, food was good and location was outstanding. I had the poke and a mai tai.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Kila was a great waiter - very knowledgeable and friendly. The stuffed fish was. Must try

w
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy a visit to Duke's when on Kauai. Wish their reservations weren't "show up at the appointed time and wait for a shorter period than walk-ups" but it's a minor nit-pick. You can skip the Hula Pie, though, it's overrated.

OT
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, excellent food, fun atmosphere

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food was tasty and well presented but rather lukewarm. Service was outstanding and decor and comfort very nice

LL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great fresh fish dishes. Fish tacos and of course Hulu pie!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun place with pretty good food. Better cocktails than most places in Kauai. Sashimi and hulu pie was the best. Also a great location.

L
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and both steak and fish were perfectly cooked. Few little flying insects as open air setting.

VC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Great place for a casual meal.

OT
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice dinner for special occasion. Had a very attentive waitress who encouraged us to take our time. Never felt rushed.

K
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good restaurant and the service in the Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii location was fantastic! Unfortunately they ran out of the sugar, dairy and gluten dessert for my wife, but the waitress was very helpful to let us know where a similar one can be purchased. Highly recommended!

JZ
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Valet parking and personnel were great. Restaurant reception, waiter and service was also great. Appitizer Menu has changed recently. Calamari and Poke were good but presentation changed and not as good as before. The entrees (Spicy Mahi Mahi and Shrimp Pasta) were delicious. As always the Hula Pie was a great finish .

OT
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Entrees priced about the same as other moderate restaurants in Kauai, but adding the salad bar for just $4 more made Duke’s a good deal. Recommend having drinks and maybe pupus during Aloha Hour at discounted prices beforehand.

RS
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Always have a good experience at Duke’s. Our server Jeremiah aka Jeremy was awesome!

l
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the hospitality of our waitress, Courtney

LK
New England
32 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Seafood entrees were delicious, the crabmeat appetizer (wontons) were only so-so. Mai-tai cocktails were passable, but the Lino (?)whisky based offering was excellent. Service was outstanding. All in all a good outing, fairly priced.

FO
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

This is a very touristy sport, high prices average food. It's nice to be right on the water, but the. Food was very so so. My fish was overcooked, it come with a small side of rice, one piece of broccoli, one cauliflower, and one tiny carrot. The kabobs were very small portions, the sirloin was a decent size. I think there much better options. Our server was super attentive and very nice.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Hands down amazing! My wife had the ono and I had the monchong. Couldn’t be any better! Save room for hula pie!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - everything was wonderful!

OT
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Kila provided us fantastic recommendations on the menu and took a genuine interest in us. Very attentive! Food was spectacular.

L
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places on Kauai

t
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server Kevin was THE best. Very professional and the food was amazing. One of the more tasty Prime Ribs I’ve ever enjoyed !!!

MA
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service wonderful setting, food was excellent!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner with my husband. Waiter was so attentive and the whole experience was just lovely. Food is always fabulous.

LV
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The setting was beautiful. In the barefoot bar downstairs, beautiful ukulele duo was playing. The customer service was so friendly and on task!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had heard a lot about it but it didn’t quite live up to the hype.

b
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always order the 7-spice Ahi first when arriving in Kauai ... and ask for server Kevin ... one of the best!

JG
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Ordered a virgin mocktail for my pregnant wife. Informed them multiple times there cannot be any alcohol, once the drink arrived confirmed again no alcohol, and it had alcohol in it. Luckily another server saw it and confirmed that domrink did have alcohol in it before any was consumed. Completely unacceptable no apologies made just and oops let's get you the right one.

KC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Waitstaff and people were great. Food was mediocre, including the highly advertised salad bar.

J
Sacramento
40 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was poor, and very slow. We ordered a dessert that had sold out, and instead of coming to the table to explain and ask if something else could replace it, the server just said we are out, serving everyone else’s dessert. The food was tasty, but overall the experience was disappointing.

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